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Old 06-17-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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DIY: Sharpie Mod (VIDEO)

I guess I never made a thread for this. Made a quick vid on how to put in gauge rings and make the needles red.

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are you that bmwofquebec kid from fanatics? lol
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I remember seeing this a while ago, noicceee DIY jake imma do this eventually
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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i actually followed the directions on the video when i did mine! GOOD JOB!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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The only thing is I think the red needles looks better with the black gauges than with the grey gauges that the coupes have. Thats whats holding me back.

Btw lol at minute 3.22 with the awkward look lol
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Good DIY, but it would have been nice to see the outcome on the vid...
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The only thing is I think the red needles looks better with the black gauges than with the grey gauges that the coupes have. Thats whats holding me back.

Btw lol at minute 3.22 with the awkward look lol
he was looking at that girl
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Good DIY, but it would have been nice to see the outcome on the vid...
Ummm, did you even look at the description to the right by the video? I put a link on the end result.

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Well then, I beg your pardon...
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nice, i did this a few weeks ago
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Excellent post! My first real mod because of this...Thanks!

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I could have sworn I've seen this in some thread about a month and a half ago.
I'll do it when my car is out of the shop on Thurs. or Fri. (finally).
But that's going to have to wait until I get my new rims on Friday night (hopefully. They're ASA JH3's, like Josh's).

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Old 11-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #17
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When i do this mod i have to unplug the dash. when I plug it back in will it reset any of the temperature,clock, miles, odometer, or anything else? and also when they are red will i still be able to see the orange light up display at night or will they be a different color?
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I replied to your other thread. disconnect the battery, then take the gauge out, unplug and do the rest.
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great DIY solid jake! thanks for the tip

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very easy

looks mint!
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